from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the numerous algae of the division Chlorophyta, such as spirogyra and sea lettuce, that have chlorophyll unmasked by other pigments.
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- n. Any of very many organisms, of the division Chlorophyta, that grow in damp places; a chlorophyte
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It was spotted by a powerful new microscope scrutinizing the green alga Chlamydomonas, a favorite laboratory organism affectionately known as Chlammy.